U.S. strategic drone carried out a reconnaissance flight at the border of Crimea

Unmanned RQ-4 Global Hawk of the U.S. air force conducted reconnaissance at the borders of Crimea. It is reported by the resource monitoring PlaneRadar.

As specified, U.S. strategic drone took off from the NATO airbase located on the island of Sicily, has monitored the demarcation line in the Donbass, and then embarked on a reconnaissance flight along the black sea coast of the Russian Federation.

10:41 GMT.
Started monitoring of the line of differentiation on Donbass. pic.twitter.com/U2PnzPcrJu

— PlaneRadar (@ua4wiy_) January 17, 2020

17:30 GMT.
on a Reconnaissance mission along the black sea coast of Russia🇷🇺. pic.twitter.com/wb90gF00mh

— PlaneRadar (@ua4wiy_) 17 January 2020.

Foreign drones regularly conduct reconnaissance near the borders of Russia. They are often noticed over the Baltic sea, in the district of the Krasnodar region and Crimea, near the Russian bases in the Syrian Arab Republic.

the Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly appealed to the command of the United States to cease intelligence operations, but the Pentagon refuses to do so.

the RQ-4 Global Hawk — us strategic reconnaissance UAV, developed by a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman. The first drone of this type began to perform combat missions in March 2006, reminds RIA Novosti.